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“Not a $400 meal”

The Ritz Carlton Sarasota
Ranked #141 of 1,050 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $60 - $80
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Fruitville & Highway 41
Description: With 80 indoor main dining room seats and 30 outdoor seats taking advantage of the breathtaking bay and marina view, CdZ’s updated take on American steakhouse offerings will impress with diverse Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner menus featuring beautifully-prepared dishes punctuated by prime meats, bold flavors, and local seasonal ingredients.
Reviewed December 26, 2011

We were staying at the Ritz for Christmas and wanted a special celebratory dinner so I made reservations at the Verona. The atmosphere was lovely and nice enough weather to sit out on the terrace for our Christmas Eve. Because of the event they were offering a fixed priced four course dinner. They had soup, duck confit, scallops, sea bass as the fish course, venison and filet mignonette for the main and eggnog custard for desert.
My husband mentioned that he had wanted goose for dinner and they said someone else was having it too so they would see what they could do. They made goose for us too! That shows you the service you get from the Ritz! However the food was not that good. Granted we are used to food in the DC area but this is a top restaurant.
The duck confit salad was stringy and not so good. The seabass was over done and tough. We had to wait for them to prepare the goose which was tender like steak and looked like it too. It was ok not very favorful. The desert was ick!
We had Mum's champagne which was not that expensive. But when we got the bill it was 400 for two people - holy cow! That included a tip and the champagne but that was certainly way over priced for a less then outstanding meal. Service and setting were stellar not the food!

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Reviewed November 29, 2011

The Ritz Sarasota did not disappoint! Very clean and beautiful in every way. We booked a King room with city view and were given a 7th floor partial city/partial bay view...gorgeous. The room and bathroom are spacious. The beds are very comfortable. The staff is also exceptional, ready to accommodate all your needs. The hotel has a nice bar, restaurant,spa,gym and pool. They also have a beach club located on Lido Beach and will shuttle you there to enjoy those facilities. The only negative is the lack of parking and a $26 valet fee. If ever in Sarasota, we will definitely stay there again.

2  Thank Debra C
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

This was a fabulous dinner. The lobster macaroni and cheese is a must try. Rare is the time we are torn between four or five entrees, but this was the case here. Service was over the top and executed flawlessly. Setting is very nice... elegant and luxurious, yet comfortable (we sat outside overlooking the bay) It's not a cheap restaurant, but it was frankly less expensive than we expected.

Thank Klomo
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

Very peacefull place and a great view, food great!, great service, well priced

Thank VaneGeiner
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

Went there on vacation and it was fabulous. Hotel is on the bay but there is a pool. There is also a gorgeous private beach club with free shuttle service. Service is spectacular!

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3  Thank ajmcdv
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